Craig Marks named Billboard editor

Was founding editor of music magazine Blender

Industry veteran Craig Marks has been named editor of Billboard, where he will oversee the editorial operations of the print magazine, the industry-focused Web site and the company's digital newsletters. Marks will be based in New York and will report to Billboard editorial director Bill Werde.

Marks was the founding editor of Blender, and served as editor-in-chief of the magazine until 2008. In 2009, Marks was named editor-in-chief, music, for He has served as the music editor for entertainment industry Web site, as executive editor of Spin magazine, and as editor of CMJ.

He has been a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and his writing has been published in GQ, Details and the New York Times. Marks also co-managed the independent label Homestead Records.